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Kawasaki India reveals price of the Versys 1000

12th Feb 2019 India’s largest premium motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki announces the price of Versys 1000. Popularly known as “any road, any time”, the Versys 1000, available in pearl flat stardust white/metallic flat spark black colour, will be sold at Rs. 10,69,000 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi).

Kawasaki’s Rideology philosophy focuses on rider-centric development of legendary machines. This philosophy is visible in the Versys 1000, a crossover sport model of Ninja 1000, which has engine and chassis designed to maximise riding enjoyment on the street. And to offer sporty riding experience with even greater confidence, new Kawasaki’s top-level electronic rider support, which includes Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Electronic Cruise Control, and Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF) etc. plays a pivotal role.

Mr. Naoki Matsumoto, Managing Director – India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd., commented, “The bespoke Versys 1000 has a style of adventure model, but it is most suited for sport riding and long touring.  Technically, it is a crossover from the Ninja 1000 with a purpose of thrilling performance with everyday versatility. I hope our customers explore endless possibilities with the Versys 1000. ”

While the cruise control in the Versys 1000 is ideal for long touring, a highly comfortable seat and good wind protection complement the relaxed riding position which also make it easy to spend a long time in the saddle. Windscreen height can be easily adjusted from the rider’s seat for comfortable highway cruising. Besides, tyres selected for their road sports potential offer superb cornering performance for more fun in the hills, great high-speed stability, and a strong on-road image to go with the Versys 1000’s sporty character.

The “all day, every day” Versys 1000 is manufactured in Kawasaki India’s factory situated in Chakan, Pune. Customers who booked the Versys 1000 during pre-booking period can expect the delivery of their motorcycle from March 2019 onwards. New interested buyers can contact their nearest Kawasaki dealer for booking related information or can also send a booking enquiry from the website of India Kawasaki Motors.

Vehicle Features at glance:

  • Exciting In-Line Four Engine, based on Ninja 1000, with strong torque at all rpm (especially in the low-mid range),
  • Aluminium twin-tube frame
  • Suspension: Updated front and rear suspension settings contribute to plusher feeling suspension.
  • Radial-Mount Front Brake Calipers
  • Twin LED Headlamps
  • Adjustable Windscreen
  • Handy power source (DC socket for accessory)
  • High-Class Instrumentation

Notable features in Electronic

  • Electronic Throttle Valves
  • Kawasaki Cornering Management Functions (KCMF)
  • Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
  • Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)
  • Electronic Cruise Control

Deliveries of the Ninja ZX-6R commenced

2nd Feb 2019 India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. announces commencement of deliveries of sublime road supersport Ninja ZX-6R from 1st week of February 2019. In November 2018, the Ninja ZX-6R debuted with pre-booking facility and the price was announced on 15th January 2019.

The 636cc inline four-cylinder DOHC engine has been optimized for the street and the track, offering an exhilarating experience in a wide range of riding situations. The Ninja ZX-6R features new gearing which makes more fun on the street and winding roads. Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) is a standard equipment, complementing advanced rider support technology like 3-mode Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Power Mode selection and Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS). Besides, Bridgestone’s latest sport tyres BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 contribute to lighter handling, while offering superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment.

Speaking on the epoch-making occasion, Mr. Naoki Matsumoto – Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd. said, “The Ninja ZX-6R created a great stir when its entry in Indian market was announced. Because the Ninja ZX-6R is an ambitious project for us, starting deliveries of the Ninja ZX-6R is indeed an exciting moment. We hope that our customers relish riding Ninja ZX-6R on streets as well as on race tracks.”

The price of locally assembled Ninja ZX-6R is Rs. 10,49,000/- (Ex-showroom). For test ride, booking and delivery related information, customers can contact their nearest dealers.

1.     636cc inline four-cylinder DOHC engine with maximum power – 95.4 kW {130 PS} / 13,500 rpm, maximum torque – 70.8 N·m {7.2 kgƒ·m} / 11,000 rpm and red line rpm starts from 16,000

2.     Single seater for Indian market

3.       Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS)

4.       Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) with total 3 modes and 2 power modes (Full power / lower power)

5.       Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)

6.       Class-leading SHOWA suspension

7.       SHOWA SFF-BP fork

8.       Assist & Slipper Clutch

9.       Pressed-aluminium perimeter frame

10.   Updated Ergonomics with adjustable clutch lever

11.   New styling with twin LED headlights and taillight

12.   Multi-function LCD screen

  1. Exclusive Kawasaki Racing Team colours & graphics
  2. Battlax hypersport S22 of Bridgestone

Kawasaki India reveals introductory price of the all-new Ninja ZX-6R

15th Jan 2019 India Kawasaki reveals the price of all-new Ninja ZX-6R in India. In October 2018, the entry of the Ninja ZX-6R was announced with pre-booking facility. Designed to deliver the fun and excitement of a supersport machine to a wide range of riders, the Ninja ZX-6R offers superior performance and provides riding exhilaration in situations ranging from the track to the hills and the highway to the city.

Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd said, “We are happy to introduce Ninja ZX-6R, which has done remarkably well in WorldSSP racing competitions. It not only had good number of pole positions, but also won the championship twice in last four years. While the Ninja ZX-6R is performing well in various international racing competitions, we are sure our customers in India will enjoy riding this supersport bike. After pre-booking announcement, we have received overwhelming response with excellent number of bookings. We are confident and positive about the performance of our Ninja ZX-6R in the Indian market.”

The Ninja ZX-6R features high-grade technological features like KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Twin LED headlamps, LED taillight, KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) and the silencer with a sporty look. The high-grade instrumentation has newly added features in fuel gauge and remaining range function. Apart from this, it has also a large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other. Bridgestone’s latest sport tyres BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 contribute to lighter handling, while offering superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment. Like the Ninja ZX-10R, the Ninja ZX-6R will be assembled in India as a single seater motorcycle.

The introductory price of the all-new Ninja ZX-6R is Rs. 10,49,000 (Ex-Showroom). A significant change in the price is imminent. Customers who pre-booked the bike will start getting deliveries from February 2019 onwards. For new booking and delivery related information, customers can visit their nearest Kawasaki dealers.

MY19 KLX140G launched in India.

11th Nov 2018 India Kawasaki Motors announces a launch of MY19 KLX140G in India. The KLX140G motorcycle offers full-size capability in a durable and lightweight package. At over 30 pounds lighter than other off-road bikes with full-size wheels, the KLX140G offers confidence-inspiring capability to take on variety of terrain.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said, “Kawasaki has legendary history of dirt bikes. The KLX140G is ideal for every beginner who is willing to gain experience of trail riding. The beginners normally are adults and big youth of all sizes. Yet, the lightweight KLX140G is a comfortable fit to suit a wide variety of off-roaders. Besides, India has suitable landscape for dirt bikes. Therefore, I am sure that the KLX140G will have excellent success in India. Due to positive response to the KLX140G, we are happy to bring the latest version for our customers this year also. ”

The air-cooled engine eliminates the need for radiators while keeping the chassis slim and lightweight. The 144cc engine also provides strong torque ideal for learning riders. Full-size wheels help give more ground clearance on the trail and offer a taller seat height and roomy open ergonomics for taller riders while still enabling a comfortable reach to the ground. The easy and dependable electric start along with five-speed gearbox with manual clutch allow smooth and easy engagement.

While there are no changes in the technical aspects, the only change is in the graphics of the bike, The KLX140G of 2019 will be available for Rs. 406,600 ex-showroom Delhi. Interested customers can visit the nearest Kawasaki dealership for booking and delivery related information.

Versys 1000 to be made available in pearl stardust white

19th Nov 2018 India Kawasaki Motors would like to inform all the stakeholders that the Versys 1000 MY2020 will be made available in pearl stardust white colour instead of candy steel furnace orange. On 16th November 2018, the Versys 1000 MY2020 was launched in candy steel furnace orange colour with pre-booking facility.

Speaking on the change in availability colour, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd., said, “The Versys 1000 in candy steel furnace orange is discontinued for India. Hence the decision has been taken to bring the Versys 1000 in pearl stardust white colour.”

The pre-booking facility has been made available on Versys 1000, which will be open till 31st December 2018. For more details about product and booking details, customers are advised to get in touch with the nearest dealership.

Pre-bookings of Versys 1000 MY2020 open now in India

16th Nov 2018 India Kawasaki announces a launch of Versys 1000 MY2020 by opening pre-booking facility for customers. The newly introduced Versys 1000 in the Indian market will be a standard variant, which will be assembled locally in the plant of India Kawasaki Motors. Boasting even greater comfort and versatility, the Versys 1000 is designed to offer maximum riding enjoyment across a wide variety of street riding situations like its predecessor. Its relaxed, upright riding position offers a high level of machine control, and is complemented by a highly comfortable seat and good wind protection, making it easy to spend a long time in the saddle.

Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd, said, “Versys 1000 is known as any road, any time motorcycle. It also has the most versatile adventure-style for fun sport riding and touring. The locally assembled Versys 1000 certainly gives us an advantage to sell the bike at a very attractive price, but most importantly, we are happy to create more buying opportunities for our highly enthusiastic customers. We had a good success with earlier Versys 1000. In the recent times, we have received good number of enquiries from customers and therefore we again expect a good success with the new Versys 1000.“

A key to the Versys 1000’s fun factor is the exciting liquid-cooled, in-line four engine, which delivers more than just performance figures. The new Versys 1000 benefits from numerous upgrades that add to both riding exhilaration and touring potential. The engine now boasts Electronic Throttle Valves (ETV), which enable the addition of Electronic Cruise Control. The ETV system is Kawasaki’s first system with the accelerator position sensor located in the handle. Eliminating the throttle cable means less maintenance. In the standard model, updated front and rear suspension settings contribute to plusher feeling suspension.

In addition to standard ABS, the Versys 1000 is equipped with Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS). This Kawasaki’s supersport-grade high-precision brake management system is now standard equipment on the Versys 1000. New instrumentation with an advanced, high-tech design gives the Versys 1000 cockpit a very high-class appearance. The analogue-style tachometer is complemented by a full digital LCD screen. In addition to the digital speedometer and standard gear position indicator, display functions include fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, bank angle display and max bank angle recording function, coolant temperature, intake air temperature, clock, economical riding indicator, and IMU indicator. The addition of advanced Kawasaki IMU-equipped rider support systems contributes to riding enjoyment as well as rider confidence.

Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) offers three modes, which cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. The Versys 1000 boasts attractive features such as adjustable windscreen, twin LED headlamps and emotional design.

While the Versys 1000 will be available in candy steel furnace orange colour, its ex-showroom price and specifications will be released in due course of time. Customers can pre-book the Versys 1000 MY2020 for an amount of Rs. 1,50,000 at the authorized dealership of India Kawasaki Motors and can expect the delivery of the bike post April 2019. The pre-booking facility is open from 16th November 2018 till 31st December 2018. As this bike will be produced in limited numbers in first lot, the bookings will be closed after reaching targeted numbers.

Double Champion Rea Makes Superbike History With Kawasaki

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) secured his second FIM Superbike World Championship in succession thanks to a second place finish in the opening race at Losail in Qatar. The last time this feat was achieved was 17 years ago. Tom Sykes (KRT) finished fourth in the race to remain second in the championship standings, with one race remaining tomorrow.

Rea, who had won his eighth career Superpole contest earlier in the day to start from the best grid spot, was intent on winning the 17-lap race to secure the title as he enjoyed a large points cushion of 48 over Sykes at the start of the day. Tom was the only rider who could possibly catch Jonathan on this final weekend of the 13 round season, but the title was decided one race before the end after Rea’s podium ride.

Rea is one of only four riders to have won WorldSBK titles from one year to the next, joining Carl Fogarty (twice), Doug Polen and Fred Merkel in that exclusive club.

In race one at the 5.380km Losail circuit Rea had chased eventual race winner Chaz Davies in the early laps and held station behind him for some time. Jonathan eventually eased off to earn more than enough points to make his second championship secure.

Sykes could not make his optimum pace in the early laps on fresh tyres but towards the end he made up ground and went from fifth to fourth by passing Nicky Hayden on the last lap and closing in on eventual final place podium man, Sylvain Guintoli.

With one race left to run there are still many possibilities for each KRT rider but Sykes will now concentrate his efforts defending his second place in the points ranking, as he is now seven points ahead of Davies.
Jonathan currently has 482 points and Sykes 427, ahead of the final race of the year.

Race two will take place at 21.00 on Sunday 30th October, local Qatar time.

Jonathan Rea, stated: “It is incredible to have won back-to-back championships. It is very raw right now because I have not had time to take it in, but to have such a year like I had last year – and then this year with the new bike – I think we faced a lot more challenges this time. I am really happy and proud of our work because this bike was so new. To win in the first year of a new model is incredible and I want to thank Kawasaki for building such a good base bike. I expect to go from strength to strength. It felt like we really had to win the championship this time so I have to thank everybody all around me in the team. I want to thank each and every one of them.”

Tom Sykes, stated: “Congratulations to Johnny because two on the bounce is great. He is riding very well and it is credit to the team and Kawasaki Racing. We have come from way back in 2011 and they have been so consistent in the last few years, fighting for world titles. This year I am not the rider to take the title on the Ninja but at least the trophy is staying inside Kawasaki. It was a really strange race today because I could not get the pace in the beginning but towards the end I felt we improved it. It seems to me like I was also catching Sylvain at the end but the race was too short to make a good ending.”

Guim Roda, Team Manager, stated: “I would like to pass my biggest congratulations to Johnny for his consecutive title wins. A championship win is something very difficult to achieve, and even more so for two in a row. It has been a very complicated year, much more than people can see from outside, so for me his job has been of great value. I hope he enjoys the moment with all his friends and family, because for sure all in KRT will enjoy it for some days. All the staff from KRT and Kawasaki always try their best to give our riders the right tools to make their dreams come true. We all are very happy for Rea make his dream come true while riding the green power machine.”

Steve Guttridge, Kawasaki Europe Racing Manager, stated: “We all know that winning any championship is so difficult. Johnny made that look almost easy last year on our fully proven KRT race bike.
We understood that defending that number 1 plate at this level of racing was going to be an even tougher challenge in 2016. Our all-new Ninja ZX-10R proved to be an excellent base. With intelligent development on and around the WorldSBK circuits this season all of the team and JR have made an incredible job again in retaining that Championship title for Kawasaki.”

Shigemi Tanaka of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Motorcycle and Engine Company, Marketing Department, stated: “Congratulations to Jonathan, it is a great accomplishment to win the World Superbike title in two consecutive years. I am sure that all Kawasaki fans across the world will join KHI in congratulating Jonathan on his achievement and also thanking Tom Sykes for a year of excellent performances. This back-to-back championship highlights once more the excellence of Ninja ZX-10R as a supreme road bike and an unbeatable racing package.”

Pre-bookings of all-new Ninja ZX-6R MY20 open now in India

31st Oct 2018 India Kawasaki announces pre-bookings of Ninja ZX-6R ABS in India. The supersport Ninja ZX-6R ABS boasts a potent 636cc in-line four-cylinder engine and premium components that stand above the competition. Infused with championship-proven technology, the Ninja ZX-6R ABS has the advantage in the middleweight superbike segment.

The Ninja ZX-6R has exhilarating power and nimble handling, which is apt for leisurely sport riding or real racetrack riding. Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd said, “First of all we appreciate the support from many Kawasaki fans in India. Our fourth successive championship in Superbike World Championship (also known as WSBK) shows our confidence and expertise in manufacturing supersport bikes in India. ZX-10R is the most affordable championship machine in India. Now by bringing Ninja ZX-6R in India, we are not only expanding the pool of supersport bikes but we are also creating an exciting option in the middleweight class. We are pleased to present an opportunity to supersport enthusiasts as same as ZX-10R. The customers will get an excellent opportunity to pre-book their Ninja ZX-6R during this Diwali.“

The race-based engine, liquid cooled and four-stroke in-line four, is optimised for the street. Improved power feeling promises even more fun on the street and on winding roads. While the race-inspired clutch technology offers both a back-torque limiting function as well as a light feel at the lever. In addition to this, pressed-aluminium perimeter frame is the key to the Ninja ZX-6R’s superb balance of flickable handling, mid-corner composure and an ability to change lines on command, coupled with excellent chassis feedback. In terms of looks, the all-new design of the front cowling represents the next step in the evolution of the iconic Ninja “face,” contributing to a look completely distinct from rival models.

Designed to deliver the fun and excitement of a supersport machine to a wide range of riders, the updated Ninja ZX-6R has numerous high-grade technological features like KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System), KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control), Twin LED headlamps, LED taillight, KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) and the silencer with a sporty look. The high-grade instrumentation has newly added features in fuel gauge and remaining range function. Apart from this, it has also a large analogue tachometer flanked by warning lamps on one side, and a gear position indicator and multi-function LCD screen on the other. Bridgestone’s latest sport tyres BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 contribute to lighter handling, while offering superior grip in both dry and wet conditions, which translates to greater rider confidence and enjoyment.

The Ninja ZX-6R will be assembled locally in India Kawasaki Motor’s factory in Chakan, Pune. While the Ninja ZX-6R will be introduced in KRT edition, its ex-showroom price and specifications will be released in due course of time. Like locally assembled Ninja ZX-10R, the Ninja ZX-6R will be available in single seater. Customers can pre-book the ZX-6R for an amount of Rs. 1,50,000 at the authorized dealership of India Kawasaki Motors and customers can expect the delivery of the bike post January 2019. The pre-booking facility is open from 31st October 2018 till 30th November 2018. As this bike will be produced in limited numbers in first lot, the bookings will be closed after reaching targeted numbers. The future lots of the Ninja ZX-6R will be decided based on the response to the pre-bookings in India.

MY19 KX250, KX450 and KLX450R launched in India.

26th Oct 2018 India Kawasaki announces launch of MY19 KX250, KX450 and KLX450R in India. For over 40 years, KX brand motocrosser is extremely successful in putting riders on the top step of the podium. To maintain its edge in this fiercely competitive class, the MY19 KX450 benefits from a new engine mounted in its leanest chassis to date, enabling it to turn even quicker lap times, and make it the most powerful machine in the paddock. Complementing its already high performance, a number of new features – including finger-follower valve actuation, electric start and a hydraulic clutch, which are all firsts for a Kawasaki motocrosser – further elevate its race-winning potential.

While the KX450’s engine has always been a strength, the KX250 has an easy to use high rpm range and outstanding suspension. The MY19 KX450 gets even more powerful engine along with electric start. Finger-follower valve enables larger-diameter valves and more aggressive cams. Kawasaki’s first hydraulic clutch on a motocrosser offers more direct feel and lighter lever action. In case of KLX450R, an LED rear light has been fitted for the benefit of the distant competition along with digital instrumentation which includes a speedometer, twin tripmeters, odometer and clock.

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors, said, “Our motocross models have been performing well and KX250 especially continues to have great success in various national and global competitions. Motocross enthusiastic now will have more exciting experience with KX450 and KX250 and as far as Enduro enthusiastic are concerned the KLX450R is a complete package with power performance, electric start and performance components.”

In the other notable changes, the KX450 now has a new lightweight aluminium perimeter frame, which has revised rigidity. While the addition of electric start and the return to a coil-spring fork add weight, efforts were made to keep the weight gain to a minimum. Matching the KX450’s increased power, increased front and rear traction ensure the bike can put power to the ground and get around corners quickly. A new front brake master cylinder offers better initial control, while contributing to overall braking performance. All-new bodywork (except the front fender and number plate) was designed to facilitate rider movement.

The KX250 is priced at INR 7,43,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), the KX450 is priced at 7,79,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) and the KLX450R is priced at 8,49,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). Customers can visit the nearest dealership booking and delivery related details.

India Kawasaki introduces new apparels and merchandise

17th Oct 2018 India Kawasaki Motors has introduced new apparels and merchandise in its existing collection. With the addition of new arrival now customers will have more options to choose from. The notable items such as leather jacket, riding gears, bags are added with more affordable price range.

On the occasion of introduction of new apparels and merchandise, Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director, India Kawasaki Motors, Pvt. Ltd, said “ After we introduced Ninja 300 ABS in July, we received many positive responses from our customers and we always strive hard to live up to our customer’s expectations. Up till now all the apparels and merchandise of Kawasaki were being imported from Kawasaki World including India. Now, with the increasing number of customers and their liking for Kawasaki branded products, we have decided to produce selected apparels and merchandise locally. Now customers can opt for more affordable range before turning to premium range.”

While the more affordable range is being made available, there is no compromise on quality, as the efforts are put in to supply good products to customers. Further states Mr. Yamashita” We hope with the introduction of new accessories more customers can enjoy life on motorcycle continuously.” Customers can check the products and their prices on India Kawasaki’s website & IKM Connect mobile app. From the website or mobile app customers can enquire about the desired product, but to purchase and trial customers will need to visit their nearest Kawasaki dealership. Few newly introduced products will be available in limited quantity and for limited period.